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July 17th, 2019 South African Aids researcher and scientist, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, has been inducted as a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society, reports The Times. The London-based Royal Society was established in 1660 by royal charter and has...

July 10th, 2019 It's not often that patients have the luxury of paying what they can afford when they visit a doctor. But, says a News24 report, one Bloemfontein doctor, who just opened his doors a few weeks ago, is hoping to change people's lives whether they...

July 3rd, 2019 It’s more than 50 years since Neville Isdell graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT), but he’s remained forever grateful. And now, reports The Times, UCT has announced that the 76-year-old former chair and CEO of Coca-Cola had made...

April 24th, 2019 A 25-week-old unborn Johannesburg baby has become the first foetus in Africa to receive anaesthetic and undergo ground-breaking “keyhole” surgery to the spine. The four-hour procedure, which involved removing the womb and resting it on the...

April 17th, 2019 Frustrated by the pressure that injuries and casualties caused by gang-related violence placed on the treatment of ordinary ailments, a former public health nurse took her pension fund money and opened her own primary healthcare clinic in the...

March 13th, 2019 Tributes have poured in for gynaecologist and obstetrician Dr Monty Brink, who died while participating in the Cape Town Cycle Tour on Sunday. News24 reports that his former patients described him as a caring and kind doctor who went the extra...

March 6th, 2019 A baby boy, thought to be the smallest ever to survive, weighing 268g at birth, has finally been sent home from hospital. According to a report in The Daily Telegraph the baby boy from Japan weighed just 268g when he was born 16 weeks early last...

February 27th, 2019 A surgeon used a pocket knife and a basting needle to perform emergency surgery that saved the life of a road accident victim, reports The Times. Dr Wimpie Odendaal was in Port Elizabeth on holiday and was the first to arrive on the scene of an...
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